Albert John Ovenden

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Private Albert John Ovenden
Life dates
29 Dec 1913 - 20 Jun 2003
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Albert and Alfred were brothers.

Albert Ovenden ; "Don Symonds came to see me and asked me to join him and he explained as much as he knew or could. He told me it was secret and I was to tell no one. At the time I lived at Sankey Farm, I was looker foreman for Mr Hobbs. My brother Alfred was also recruited by Don Symonds, but we kept it quiet, not even my sister knew until you made the enquiry." [November 1994].

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Dymchurch Patrol Patrol member 22 Oct 1941 21 Jan 1944
National ID
DJOA 37/1


(1939) Sankey Farm Cottage, Shear Way, Burmarsh, Romney Marsh, Kent. Later North Fording Farm, Chittendens Lane, St Mary in the Marsh, Romney Marsh, Kent
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Left Auxiliary Units when the Patrol was disbanded January 1944.


TNA ref WO199/3390 & 1
1939 Register